Phone: 609-944-7545 Fax: 609-944-7799
The Hensle Health Center is located near the football field and track on the Peddie campus. In addition to the main office and waiting room, the Center houses two exam rooms and eight beds for observation and care. It is staffed seven days a week, 24 hours a day, when school is in session, with registered nurses who have many years of experience in caring for adolescents.
Day students who become ill or are injured while at school should report to the health center. If the determination is made that the student is too ill to continue attending classes, his or her parents will be notified and the student will be permitted to go home.
Boarding students who are too ill to attend classes must report to the health center fully dressed before their first obligation. NO CLASS EXCUSES will be given by the health center to students who fail to report before classes begin. Students who are excused from classes are NOT allowed to participate in ANY after-school activities.
Administration of Medications
All medications, prescription & over-the-counter, are dispensed by a nurse.
Hours of service: Monday-Sunday
6:30 - 9:00 a.m.
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Students who take midday medications should make arrangements with the nurse.
The health center has a full time physician on campus.
Physician office hours: Monday-Friday
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The health center staff will coordinate appointments for the students.
Electronic Medical Record
The health center utilizes the Magnus Health electronic medical record. As a parent, you can log in on My BackPack to access Magnus Health. During each summer preceding a new academic year, you will be asked to scan and upload your child’s updated physical exam along with immunization records. It is mandatory to complete this prior to your child’s first day on campus. The information is vital for students who require a medical action plan.
Also, you will be asked to fill out a 10 question medical update prior to participation in any winter and spring sports.
Athletic and Physical Education Injuries
All injuries should be reported to the health center within 72 hours, especially injuries requiring medical attention outside of the school. Parents of day students should note that it is difficult to obtain reimbursement for doctor and hospital bills if a report has not been filed with the school’s insurance carrier. An orthopedic physician is available to screen athletic injuries as needed. The health center, doctor and trainer work together to keep our students fit and on the field.
Recently, many advances have taken place regarding the treatment of head injuries and concussions. At Peddie we have developed a comprehensive evaluation and treatment program. Students cannot be medically cleared until they are totally symptom free. Then they may proceed with an exam by their physician or concussion expert, IMPACT testing and then participate in a return to activity exercise protocol.
Adjacent to the Health Center is the Yu Center for Student Support. The center is staffed with two psychologists, an academic support counselor, and the Director of Academic Support.